Respiratory Therapist

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Detroit, MI

Henry Ford Health System

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Overview: A new Respiratory Therapist midnight shift opportunity is available at the Henry Ford Hospital in downtown Detroit on West Grand Blvd.&nbsp;This is a department of approximately 100 Therapists, Externs, Coordinators, and Clinical Managers.&nbsp;<br />Hyperbaric medicine resides within the Respiratory Therapy department.&nbsp;Successful candidates would possess critical thinking skills, be able to work independently, be a patient healer and not task orientated.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Henry Ford Hospital is a Level 1 trauma center, a teaching and research hospital. This is a&nbsp;877 bed hospital with specialized units for patients on medical surgical, specialty units (telemetry, transplant, infectious disease, acute surgical, oncology, ortho), and specialized ICU&rsquo;s (MICU, SICU, CVICU, Neuro ICU, and NICU).&nbsp;<br /><br />&bull; Position: 36 hours per week&nbsp;<br />&bull; Shift:&nbsp;Midnight shift 7 pm to 7:30 am<br />&bull; Benefits: Full time benefit package.&nbsp;<br /><br />The top 5 treatments/responsibilities for the Respiratory Therapist would include:&nbsp;<br />Bronchodilator treatments, establish airway, ventilator management, sleep studies, transports, lab duties.&nbsp;<br /><br /> <div>Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. &nbsp;Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. &nbsp;My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. &nbsp;There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. &nbsp;As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services.</div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Performs patient assessment, care-planning and collaboration with other health care providers. Patient care provides 100% of work hours.</li> <li>Communicates with co-workers, and other professionals, including physicians and nurses as needed to ensure optimal patient care. Attends and actively contributes to daily bedside rounds.</li> <li>Demonstrates proficiency in various departmental subspecialties, clinical areas, life-support, diagnostic and monitoring equipment. Displays competency in various special procedures and protocols, and works in multiple IPD locations.</li> <li>Maintains clinical productivity standards.</li> <li>Performs specific duties as determined by site assignments, which may include equipment cleaning, maintenance, repair and testing.</li> <li>Documents patient care timely and in accordance with department standards.</li> </ul>
Requirements: PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: <br /> <ul> <li>Work performed in a patient care setting and blood-analysis laboratories.</li> <li>Wash, clean and disinfect soiled medical equipment.</li> <li>Work with pressurized piped-in and bottled medical gases.</li> <li>Must be able to constantly move, lift patients, help push patients on hospital beds, and move heavy equipment across the hospital.</li> </ul> EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapist program.&nbsp;</li> <li>Bachelors in Respiratory Therapy preferred, Associate of Science Degree, minimum.&nbsp;</li> <li>Recent graduate of a Respiratory Therapy school or two years of recent Respiratory Therapist experience in a Tertiary Hospital.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br />CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Registration with the National Board of Respiratory Care.&nbsp;</li> <li>Licensed Respiratory Therapist in the State of Michigan.&nbsp;</li> <li>Newly graduated therapists will be allowed 90 days from the date of graduation to complete their registration with the National Board of Respiratory Care and to obtain a State of Michigan Respiratory Therapist License.&nbsp;</li> </ul>